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Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express LP Opto - PCI Express 2 Port Low Profile Serial Interface Card

Adds 2 Opto Isolated RS-232/422/485 Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Express Slot


An extension of Connect Tech's PCI Express product family, the BlueStorm/Express LP Opto offers a low profile solution for your PCI Express applications. Dependability and high speed data transfer rates along with 3kV optical isolation make this PCI Express card ideal in environments where harsh conditions may disrupt communications.

Available with two ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity, BlueStorm/Express LP Opto is compatible with x1, x4, x8, x16 lane PCI Express slots.

More efficient than PCI, PCI Express helps you experience faster data communications and more responsiveness while reducing the load on your network with bi-directional data speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps.

All Connect Tech PCI Express cards are FCC/ICES-300 compliant and CE marked. Lifetime warranty and free technical support is included.

PCI Express Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility: x1 Lane PCI Express card compatible with any available x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express slot.
  • Speed: Bi-directional data communication speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/485) and 921.8Kbps (RS-232)
  • Performance: Each PCI Express port has up to 64 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, automatic hardware and software flow control
  • Protection: 3kV of optical isolation on each port



Interface2 ports
Hardware selectable RS-232/422/485
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: Dual UARTs with up to 64 byte transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port
Data RatesRS-232: 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
RS-422/485: 50 bps to 1.8432 Mbps
Address/IRQAssigned by Plug and Play resources
OtherControl Signals:
• RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS
• RS-422/485: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, RTS+/-, CTS+/-
Connector(s)10 contact RJ-45, RJ-45 to DB-9 cables available


ExpansionStandard PCI Express x1 interface card
Electrical200 mA @ 3.3V, 180 mA @ 12V
MechanicalLength: 15.7 cm/6.2”
Height: 6.9 cm/2.7”
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows 2000/XP/XPe/Vista/7/8
Windows Server 2003/Server 2008
QNX 4.X/6.X
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0º C to 70º C (32º F to 158º F)
Temperature range (storage): -40º C to 105º C (-40º F to 221º F)
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
Safety/CertificationFCC Class A
ICES-003 Class A

Ordering Details

BlueStorm/Express Isolated, 8 ports RS-232, 2kV of electrical isolation port-to-port when used with CBG058, DB-9 cable, RoHS compliant